Monday, April 30, 2007

Dennis Kucinich YouTube Video Plays Hot Wife Card

(or, My Tribute (Ok, Shrine) To Elizabeth Kucinich)
Okay, a video popped up on YouTube this morning which will undoubtedly be Dennis Kucinich's YouChoose Spotlight video. Previously I've talked about Obama rocking the whole net thing and Ron Paul finding a disproportionate amount of success online because his ideology is so niche. But really, Dennis Kucinich is the undeniable online campaign PRO. In this latest video, I haven't a clue what he is saying. Why? because I'm too busy staring at his smokin' wife that he has strategically standing over his shoulder. Check it out:

So now that we got the hard-biting politics out of the way, let's get to the goods. Elizabeth Harper Kucinich is hot. She's 6 feet tall, which is a foot taller than Dennis. She has red hair. She's British. She's 28 years old, which is over 30 years younger than Dennis. Did I mention she's hot? I'm adding her to my myspace friends as we speak. (You can too at HERE.) What really sells me is that she's clearly a little nuts. She talks about karma a whole lot. She's got the tribal music going on her MySpace page. According to Wikipedia, she quoted Kama Sutra at their wedding ceremony. Folks, this chick is awesome. If Elizabeth Kucinich gets in the spotlight, she could easily land Dennis the much coveted dude-vote. This is easy logic, if Dennis Kucinich can get a girl like that on his team, than he can certainly bring the EU around.

See more Elizabeth Kucinich Photos.

And more on Dennis Kucinich.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

ELECTION: The Video Game!

The game is called "Hillary Clinton vs. Rudy Giuliani 2008." Remember Highgrow? Ya, it's a little like that, but instead of cultivating pot, it's presidential candidates. First, pick a side: Clinton or Giuliani. Next, hit the campaign trail. Finally, take the White House. It's supposed to be a race between the frontrunners, but unfortunately for the developers Barack Obama has caught up so significantly in the polls that it could be a matter of weeks before version 2.0 comes out. Anyway, the game sells for on eBay for about $10 by Gameworthy. CLICK HERE to see it on eBay. You can see a video demo of the game on YouTube right here:

First Debate Footage On YouTube

The abortion segment from last night's debate has landed on YouTube. Let's see how long it stays up.

Survey Says Obama Won Debate

Mr. Obama emerged a clear winner in last nights 8-way Democratic candidate debate for President. According to a SurveyUSA poll he garnered 31% of the viewers, with Clinton at 24% and Edwards with 14%.

As for a few specific notes: Obama did 3x better than Clinton and 2x as well as Edwards among South Carolina's Independents. Obama and Clinton tied among Democrats. Edwards and Obama tied among Republicans. And Clinton won among white viewers. Read more on this survey here.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Democratic Debate in South Carolina for 2008

In what looks to be the longest campaigning season ever recorded, today the Democrats’s took one step closer toward their siege of the White House. At South Carolina State University, Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls convened for a debate that turned out less to be platform on distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack and more about their shared bashing of the lame-duck-to-be, current President of the United States of America, George Walker Bush. The debate, which pre-dates the kickoff Iowa caucuses by about nine months, was 90 minutes long and without an opening or closing statement.

Debaters were limited to 60 second answers and the quick fire structure led to a rather fast paced, sound bite friendly affair. The questions ranged from topics such as -‘what would you do the first day in office?’ to ‘By a show of hands, how many of you have had a gun in your household as an adult’ to ‘Name one memorable mistake you have made in office.’ At times it felt more like a dating show than a political platform, as personalities and pre-recorded speeches came out - and each candidate attempted to leave their impression on we the people. Heck, they even touched on grooming, with John Edwards and his questionable hair cuts!

The overriding theme of the debate remained the deep running opposition to the war in Iraq. Questions about international policy in other regions in the world were peppered at the panel of contestants, but the focus and interest was primarily on the quagmire at hand, our exit plan or lack there of. With GOP out of the picture (for one night) all thought process was on the shared ideas of troop withdrawal.

Barack Obama stated, “I am proud that I opposed this war from the start.” (a thinly veiled jab at his peers on stage that did vote to authorize the invasion)

Hillary Clinton pledged, “If this president does not get us out of Iraq, when I am president, I will.” (Clinton = recipient of Obama’s thinly veiled jab)

John Edwards also joined the verbal bar fight as he told Clinton that she and everyone else that voted to authorize the war should “search their conscience.” (Oddly enough, Edwards also did vote for the invasion, but he has since apologized…so, um…I guess that means he’s absolved of the issue?)

“The president has a fundamentally flawed policy” said Joe Biden and according to Chris Dodd, Bush was pursuing a “failed policy”

Dennis Kucinich also threw a left hook out there as he pontificated that it made no sense to oppose the war then turn around and vote for more money as many of them did.

Alas, the debate ended with as much flare as it began. Which is to say…not much flare. Noticeable absent from the hour and a half of positioning and posturing was conflict, as most candidates were extremely respectful and articulate in their points of view. Inherently and obviously, there was much parity to the many opinions of the group relative to the Dem’s Right leaning opponents. And overall, the evening was mostly entertaining – in a pseudo, quasi kind of way. The kind of entertainment you get from watching a ‘high speed’ police car chase in Los Angeles – time consuming, semi-interesting with the potential of mayhem…yet, the car usually just cruises down the street going 30 mph until the drive finally decides he’s wasted enough time, and gives up out of futility – pulling over to merely get cuffed in an obscenely anticlimactic fashion.

So, ultimately, this was the OJ-chase-scene of debates, but in the end, that’s okay. We were hooked in by the speeches and will remain generally excited by all the contestants, I mean candidates. No fireworks today. But fear not, we may be many moons away from the caucuses but its draws near and will be here before we know it. Sit tight, stay tuned…this race will be as entertaining as can be…or at the very least it will be memorable - in our inaugural new-media-youtube-age-election. And WE THE (2.0) PEOPLE will be watching, judging and

YouTube First: Ron Paul Dorm Room Interview

Not just a YouTube first but a first in the history of elections, YouTube Guru James Kotecki interviews Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul from his dorm room:

Visit James Kotecki's blog HERE.

Democratic Candidates Debate Highlights

Highlights and Funnies as they come in:



























John McCain In The YouTube YouChoose Spotlight

John McCain wants to know what issues the YouTube community believes are not getting enough "straight talk." Naturally, I asked McCain about illegal immigration:
Senator, thank you for giving us this opportunity to participate. As a resident of California, it's obvious that on campaign trails local and national, "immigration" is almost a dirty word. I would love to hear your thoughts on the current state of illegal imigration and what reforms you might propose. Specifically, what are your thoughts on the relationship between illegal immigration and nationality security as well as the economy? Again, thank you.

Here's his video:

John McCain Still Mr. Funny Man

John McCain appeared on Good Morning America on ABC this morning where they discussed how his recent foibles are making big waves on YouTube. He is then shown footage of John Murtha condemning John McCain's choice of words, to which McCain says he'll continue to use humor. I appreciate his sticking to his guns, but McCain isn't funny. Nor do people want him to be funny. Again, this whole Funny-Man-McCain angle is going to lose him any chance in hell at the nomination.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

John Edwards: What Do You Wanna Do? I Dunno, What Do You Wanna Do?

Don't start that again! Well, if there's anything that John Edwards and Mitt Romney have in common, it's a complete inability to turn off the rhetoric, even for a webcam. It's 2007. It's Web 2.0. It's YouTube, baby! We all see through this. We all know what's what. Are you telling me I just waited a week for John Edwards to respond to the YouTube community and all I got was this:

-Universal health care
-Change the world, you know, so that they start respecting America
-Get out of Iraq
-Deal with poverty
-Address global warming
-I dunno, what are you gonna do?

So there. I saved you the trouble. I watched the clip so you don't have to. And you know who the big winner is in all this? At the risk of sounding redundant, Barack Obama. Why? Because when it's his turn, he's gonna get all up there in the YouTube YouChoose Spotlight and talk about emotions and maybe sing a song and he's probably not gonna state a single issue position, but he'll have the common sense to avoid the cliches. He'll stay focused on the young savvy people. He'll make em feel like he's speaking with em directly. And not for nothing, that's exactly what will garner votes.

Anyway, in case you're still interested, future serial lecturer: John Edwards

Presidential Debates: Coming To A YouTube Near You?

These days, just broadcasting presidential debates on television is not enough. As a generation we demand everything! And clearly need our presidential debates on demand when we want it, from the comfort of our home PC, in the crisp low-res glory that is YouTube. As of now, DNC and RNC distribution protocol of debates would forbid taking presidential debates viral because the debates are owned outright by the networks that air them so posting on YouTube would be copyright infringement. However, Stanford Law professor Lawrence Lessig is down to fight the power. He recently wrote letters to the DNC and RNC emploring them to reconsider this policy. His story was covered today by CNET:
You should also be able to upload it, YouTube it, share it, splice it, and 'remix' it online.

Visit Lawrence Lessig HERE to see the actual letters sent to the DNC and RNC.

And, Read the CNET Article: A Call For Broad Distribution Of Presidential Debate Video

Presidential Candidates To Debate Via Internet!

The Huffington Post and Web magazine Slate will engineer two presidential debates conducted online -- apparently the first of their kind -- that will feature candidates participating from separate locations with a real-time connection to voters via the Internet. Charlie Rose has signed on to moderate the debates, and invitations have gone out to the announced candidates in both parties. The 90-minute online debates will be remarkable in that they will be the first in the history of presidential politics where the candidates and the moderator won't be in the same room -- or even the same state. (Hollywood Reporter)

John McCain Is The New Howard Dean

Just in case it isn't already obvious, I'm gonna state for the record that there is NO WAY John McCain gets the Republican Nomination. Firstly, it's unlikely a coincidence that in the weekly polls following "bomb-Iran-gate" McCain stumbled 4% [Rasmussen Reports]. Second, footage just showed up on YouTube that seems to show McCain opting for a repeat performance of bad taste on The Daily Show last night. In his TV appearance McCain talks about putting an IED under Jon Stewart's desk and kicking the show's security dog. Now, the clip is a whopping 22 seconds short and begins with McCain seemingly mid sentence responding to a question not shown in the clip. Now I didn't see The Daily Show last night, but this clip is clearly cut short to prompt us to take it out of context. This is why I'm comparing McCain's demise to that of Howard Dean. McCain has forged a destructive paradigm of being loose-lipped in an age when it's all too easy to be represented out of context. What McCain actually said and actually meant cease to matter. All that matters is that I can watch McCain singing the Beach Boys and talking about kicking a dog named Chloe on YouTube until the end of time.

So, one must ask, "But wait, isn't Giuliani all over YouTube in a dress and pointy bra?" Well ya, he is. But I really think expectation is everything. It is so rooted in that back of American minds that politicians are dishonest and fickle that we favor even the most superficial consistency and predictability. Giuliani is and always has been a quirky one. Multiple marriages, mistress in the mansion, pro-choice, estranged kid-- wearing a dress at a benefit is par for the course. But John McCain doing shtick? Funny man John McCain? John I-lived-in-a-cage-but-now-crack-bad-jokes McCain? It just doesn't jive. It makes people uneasy. If George W. Bush can be summed up in one word, it'd be "predictable." No doubt. Too much of John McCain not being John McCain spells big trouble.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Myspace, Mark Burnett To Find Next Great Politician With Reality Project

It's called "Independent." Variety is reporting that together Myspace and Mark Burnett are assembling what will begin as an online project and result in a TV show to find the next "Political Idol," of you will. The project will be formulated to take advantage of MySpace's ability to act as a virtual and interactive town hall. And Naturally, there will be a cash prize of $1,000,000. I believe this is a majorly important step in illustrating precisely how efficient and effective the Internet can be in the world of politics. The web is proving more and more to be a true cross-section of interested individuals and less and less as a haven for the disenfranchised. And in today's society, nothing spells legitamacy like reality TV!


HAL 9000: Bill Clinton For First Gentleman

New viral video ad on YouTube. It's the second from and plays on that HAL 9000 commercial by mac. Their first video has only had 423 views in its first month. They clearly have an insteresting angle for supporting Hillary Clinton so I'm curious to see if taking a geekier approach gets more views. Their last video was sorta blah. This one is certainly cooler.

[Clinton For First Gentleman]

Obama Beckons Black Clinton Supporters

Mr. Obama's momentum courts the ethnic pride of many black Americans - which puts Clinton supporters in a precarious position as they decide who to support moving forward. Where will the prominent Black leaders end up? How long will the vacillating last? Clinton 1 enjoyed great support from the Black and Hispanic population and Clinton 2 also looks to connect to this voter, but will the fence riders fall to her side of the playground? Far from over, this will take months to shake out, but we'll be watching closely. Dare I say it, for fear of Imus-like reprisal, in the coming months black voters will be doing a lot of soul searching.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Poll: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Neck and Neck

The latest Rasmussen 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary poll looks a little something like this:

4/23 - Clinton 32%, Obama 32%, Edwards 17%

Read more at Rasmussen Reports

Sunday, April 22, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Al Gore Running For President?

Rumors have just hit the web of Democratic Vice President Al Gore possibly running for president. In the wake of his Academy Award winning documentry AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and in the midst of Barrack Obama's experience being questioned, have the stars aligned for the return of Al Gore on the campaign trail? Could he be what the Democrats are missing? Between his veteran experience, Internet savvy, and green policy positions, he might just be the man to get us out of Iraq, reduce our dependency on foreign oil and rally the Internet generation.

Sources say that preliminary steps are in motion and Gore's team is on standby for the possibility of Gore's second presidential bid. More as it develops.

Complete stories below:
Gore campaign team assembles in secret [Telegraph]
Gore Team Told To 'Stand By' For Presidential Run [KUTV]

Saturday, April 21, 2007 Drops McCain Bomb has released a new anti John McCain commercial. The online ad (that will air on television if funded) exploits Republican candidate John McCain's public faux pas when he sang about bombing Iran to the tune of the Beach Boys. See the video here:

Friday, April 20, 2007

Wikipedia Founder: MySpace Will Fail

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales doesn't dig MySpace:
MySpace, owned by News Corp and with reportedly more than 100 million registered users, "hurts my eyes", Wales says.

"There's way too much advertising and they're not really respecting their own community."
Read the whole article at News24

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mr. Popularity - In The Age Of Social Networking, Does Policy Fall By The Wayside?

Barack Obama has proven himself in the fundraising department. He's an absolute phenomenon in the Internet support department. But when push comes to shove, how will these successes stack up against his lack of experience and more importantly, his lack of policy?

With so much policy-making and issue-positioning behind Hillary Clinton, she remains a landslide ahead in the Gallup polls. But what does this mean in an age when droves of voting-age supporters out of Gallup's reach rally 'round a fresh face like Obama?

This week's Economist asserts that the burden is on Obama to pass the policy test over the next few weeks, to make up for his lack of experience if he wants to stay alive in the primary. "[Obama] was an angst-ridden schoolboy in Hawaii when Mrs Clinton was getting her first taste of Washington during the Watergate affair," says The Economist (4/14/2007). And since then, with only two years of Capitol Hill experience under his belt, he's proven a far greater orator than policy-maker. From Obama's congressional records, it seems fairly obvious that he is yet to sponsor a single bit of significant, nationally relevant legislation. Obama's issue positions (directly from his website) read as paint-by-numbers. We've heard them all before from countless other candidates. And like so many others, he fails to address key topical issues entirely, such as immigration. That said, it could very well turn out that with the right affect in the eyes of young, net-savvy voters, this might be more than enough to find success in this new age of politics. Hillary Clinton doesn't even have a section of bulleted issue positions on her campaign website. In fact, you must track down her senate website to see such a thing. So the big questions are, what counts and who matters?

In the past 8 days, Obama's MySpace friends have increased in number by 24.74%. Clinton's have jumped 23.98%. Despite this comparable leap, Obama support on MySpace outnumbers Clinton support by nearly 10 to 1. With all the math that goes into Gallup polls, the fact remains that they are samplings of less than 500 individuals (Gallup). Despite it being far too soon to hypothesize a correlation between browsing behavior and voting behavior, you cannot discount the willingness of hundreds of thousands of voting-aged individuals to show their support for candidates on social networking websites. One must question this discrepancy between Gallup and dare I say, MySpace. If policy will emerge as a make-it or break-it point for Obama over the next few weeks, one must assume based on shear numbers that it will be evident amongst the likes of YouTube and MySpace. And if it's not evident, this could begin to drive home the realization of the old axiom, "there's not a dimes worth of difference" - bringing the presidential bid one step closer to the prettiest boy in the running, Mr. popularity himself, Barack Obama.

John Edwards In The YouChoose Spotlight

Here is John Edwards' first video in the YouChoose Spotlight on YouTube. With all his Southern charm, he seems to have completey missed the demographic. Check out the comments he's been left above.

McCain Sings: 'Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran'

McCain toured South Carolina Wednesday morning and spent 90 minutes talking to nearly 500 people. Isolationist backers or any voters looking towards a future with decreased International troop involvement (or first strike bombings) might be interested in watching this:

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

YouChoose Spotlight Traffic Boost For Mitt Romney

The above Alexa Chart is a close-up look at the traffic spike in the wake of Romney's first Spotlight video going online.

John McCain Knocks Off Ocean's 13, Teases candidacy Announcement

John McCain has just released a very cinematic "teaser trailer" for his scheduled April 25th announcement for presidential Candidacy. The video is a clear Ocean's 13 knock off, stylized in a clear attempt to cater to young voters and convey a hip image. Um, it's McCain! He's really good at being old and drab and opinionated. Shouldn't he stick to that? How could he expect such a bright, savvy generation of young people to fall for this? While the words coming out of McCain's mouth are clearly a truthful portrayal of what he stands for, I can't help but think the stylized silliness will cause young people to tune out. Anything presented in such a dishonest fashion will go in one ear and out the other, underlying message and all.

Mitt Romney Responds To YouTube Community

I would venture to guess that this may be the first time ever that voters have been able to carry on public discourse with a presidential candidate from the comfort of the home PC.

Mitt Romney has just posted three responses to YouTube users this morning. Firstly, and rightfully so, Romney addressed the flack he received from the YouTube community for asking US what WE believe is America's greatest challenge. No shortage of users immediately chimed in with, "No, Mr. Romney, what do YOU believe?" or equivalent. Well, Romney stepped up and answered that question himself. He places the spread of radical jihad at the top of his list of challenges. Following in importance is staying competitive with rising Asian economic markets. Then, working to preserve the family unit. See the video here:

Next Romney calls for a stronger military with more troops, more spending and SDI. In addition he wants to bolster health care and finance on the military front. Oh, and he wants to lower taxes. Check it out:

Finally, Romney responds to YouTube Guru James Kotecki's question about Tom Friedman's THE WORLD IS FLAT. Romney speaks out firmly against the isolationist backlash to our presence in Iraq, saying we must stay globally competitive to allow ourselves the greatest opportunities at home. Watch:

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More Viral Influence and Motivation for Involvement: YouTube To Split Revenues With Users

YouTube plans on taking an important step toward integrating advertising by sharing revenue with people who post videos. Content creators who upload their videos to their site will be offered the option of having short ads shown at the beginning or end, with the resulting revenues split 50-50 (as long as they own the rights to the video). This new level of ownership and distribution of content, will be key to driving the quality and demand for video posting up in this new revolution. Kinda cool...

Poll: Leads Held By Rudy And Hillary Tightening

Leading presidential candidates in both parties lost ground in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. The most dramatic shift: newcomer Obama has closed to within 5 points of Clinton.

On the GOP side, McCain cut Giuliani's lead from 22 points at the start of April to 13 points now. Latest standing: Giuliani 35%, McCain 22%.

USA Today

Monday, April 16, 2007

Campaigners Press Pause

In the wake of the Virginia Tech Massacre, contenders have wiped their campaign schedules to mourn this horrible tragedy. While campaigns have been put on hold, YouTube has not:

Politics Pauses... [The Hotline]

Cross-Dressing Giuliani

10 years ago, Giuliani dressed in drag at a benefit. Seems like no big deal, but now with YouTube allowing the reemergence of footage from this event, one must ask if it could cost him support. The footage has already been re-edited into a mock campaign video and has been the subject of press.

Will Giuliani's cross-dressing past cost him? []

The Young Turks discuss here:

Mock campaign video:

Giuliani smooching the Donald:

YouTube changing the face of elections.

Here's some talkback on how viral video is as major of a paradigm shift for campaigning as the advent of television.

How YouTube Is Changing Election Campaigns []

More Unauthorized Campaign Videos

Just pointing out two new user-made YouTube videos. One for Obama, no sup rise. And one for Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a guy worth keeping an eye on. His supporters seem very passionate and have really embraced the Internet as a medium for spreading the word about their candidate.

Ron Paul:

Barack Obama:

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Vote Nappy

That's right, this t-shirt can be yours. CLICK HERE.

YouTube Nation

The power YouTube will have on this upcoming election is unparallelled. For all you pseudo-tech-lacking-but-deeply-politically-minded folk out there. A few stats to pass around the metaphoric dinner table: 100 million clips are viewed daily on YouTube, with an additional 65,000 new videos uploaded per 24 hours. The site has almost 20 million visitors each month, according to Nielsen/NetRatings. Kinda influential these days...not exactly in the era of 'talky boxes' anymore now are we...I'm not age-ist, I'm just sayin, come on, climb aboard and connect with the rest of us. Good times...

Interact With Tony Blair

On the heels of YouTube launching it's YouChoose forum to enable dialog between presidential candidates and the public, Tony Blair is going to be taking questions via YouTube video and answering them on April 23.

McCain Sees No Plan B for Iraq

McCain, who has long argued for an increase in troops, is now stating, “I am not guaranteeing that this succeeds,”...“I am just saying that I think it can. I believe it has a good shot.” A bold statement indeed! Um..not non-committal to a stance can one get, geez.

In the past, he's methodically dismissed as unrealistic every other plan that has been proposed by Democrats as a substitute for Mr. Bush’s strategy - including those from Senators Clinton, Biden and Obama - yet hasn't quite figured out HIS solution. Read more on his non-promises and general unsuredness here:
New York Times

Friday, April 13, 2007

MySpace Demographics

As the presidential primaries near, there has been exceeding media buzz about how 85% of MySpace users are of voting age. Specifically, students are key targets for presidential candidates. Below are some recent links to articles discussing these numbers in greater detail. After that are the numbers of MySpace friends held by select contenders.

MySpace Politics Target Students (The Northerner)

Presidential hopefuls create MySpace pages, larger student bases (The Daily Texan)

More than Half of MySpace Visitors are Now Age 35 or Older, as the Site’s Demographic Composition Continues to Shift (ComScore)

Barack Obama: 100000+
John Edwards: 18000+
Hillary Clinton: 10000+
Mitt Romney: 5000+
Ron Paul: 3000+
John McCain: 3000+
Dennis Kucinich: 2000+
Joe Biden: 1500+

Mitt Romney Responses

After a full day, there have been 37 responses to Mitt Romney's spotlight video. You can view them all on YouTube HERE.

MySpace Election Home, Giuliani Likes His Privacy

On MySpace, thirteen contenders can be found HERE on MySpace IMPACT. Oddly, Giuliani is the only candidate with a private myspace profile.

Dennis Kucinich Comes To Impeachment Decision, Will Tell Us Later

And, Kucinich's YouTube Channel.

YouChoose '08 Homepage is up

As discussed earlier, here is the link to YouTube's contender home. Mitt Romney is still in the Spotlight. We'll keep you posted as new contenders are featured.

YouChoose '08

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mitt Romney's YouTube Statement

Mitt Romney kicks off a dialog with voters on YouTube.

Candidates Post Videos on YouTube

More evidence of the system embracing the viral revolution:
Starting Wednesday, White House contenders from both parties will take turns posting videos on YouTube's News and Politics site, and YouTube watchers will get to post their own video responses. The experiment is an outgrowth of YouTube's "You Choose '08" initiative that kicked off in February to let candidates showcase their campaigns on the Web site through their campaign videos. Beginning this week with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, candidates will get one week to engage in a video discussion in YouTube's "You Choose '08 Spotlight." (Yahoo! News) Prefers Obama

The latest online polling for, which boasts a membership of 3.2 million people, recently saw over 42 thousand people answer the question: "Which candidate do you believe would be best able to lead the country out of Iraq?"

Answer: Mr. Obama

Obama 28%
Edwards 25%
Kucinich 17%
Richardson 12%
Clinton 11%
Biden 6%
Dodd 1%

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hillary Easy Mark

If there's any contender to lose out from bite-sized media, it's Hillary. With all her baggage, she's such an easy mark. Too easy. Viral video simply has no filter for cheap shots. In this clip, an Australian television program sends a correspondent in to heckle Hillary about being her intern. He'll bring the cigars. These guys really aren't funny and if it wasn't for youtube, this bit never would have made it back to the states. But now, on its first day up it's clocking in with nearly as many views and more ratings than CNN's coverage of that totally genius South Park episode has had in weeks. Check it out.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

McCain in Baghdad on 60 Minutes with his Heavily Armed Soldiers

Ah...a nice little stroll through a Baghdad-ian market to buy some rugs. With... you know, a small delegation and 22 soldiers carrying an enormous amount of ammunition. What a lovely little outing.

Obama on Letterman - April 9th 2007

Obama visits Dave to discuss the Presidential race. Verrry niiice.

Part I

Part II

Monday, April 9, 2007

Democratic Presidential Primary Contenders By Web Traffic Rank

Compared to April Polling Data (Rasmussen Reports) Clinton 34%, Obama 29%, Edwards 15%

Barack and Roll

Barack's myspace page:

Ann Coulter Is All Class

Hm... I love Hatred. A potential bumper sticker for any 16 yr old punk rockers out there and coincidentally Ann Coulter's motto. My she is a lovely lady.

The Speech That Started It All

I recently went back and re-watched Barack Obama's 2004 DNC keynote addess. A more intellectual, less violent version of know, without the cape and swords. Although, he'd be much cooler if he did wield a big ass sword...or machete...or crossbow, whatever...I'm just sayin.'

Part I

Part II

Hillary Clinton Chases Teeny Bopper Vote

Hildawg finds more BFFs than votes with her very own myspace page. After poking around, it seems that roughly 15% of her 35000 myspace friends are of voting age and 80% think that unicorns, indy rock and emoticons are really neat. Check it out:

Friday, April 6, 2007

Vote Different

Grassroots refers to a political movement driven by the constituents of a community. Viralroots refers to that driven by the constituents of the world wide web. Viral video has proven to be a successful tool for spreading the word, whether it be for corporate marketing or for promoting local bands. And now for the first time, it will sway the outcome of a presidential election. With over 3 million page views in its first month, here is the unauthorized viral campaign video that started it all: